Senior Body Mechanic

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Senior Body Mechanic

$3,233.60 – $3,233.60 Biweekly
$7,006.13 – $7,006.13 Monthly
$84,073.60 – $84,073.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/24/21
CLOSING DATE: 10/15/2105:00 PM

AC Transit is actively recruiting for the position of Senior Body Mechanic. Under general supervision; the Senior Body Mechanic position inspects and removes, repairs, adjusts and repairs metal, fiberglass, and glass components on buses, and all other types of District vehicles.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in Maintenance at one of the largest bus agencies in California. AC Transit also has an outstanding benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and a 457 savings plan.


  • Examines and diagnoses damage to metal, plastic, and fiberglass body panels and a variety of parts and components on District vehicles. Determines proper course of action to facilitate vehicle repair, adjustment, and component replacement.
  • Removes, repairs, adjusts, and replaces body panels, doors, seats and flooring, destination signs, and windows.
  • Cuts body panels using plasma arc cutter, and uses oxy-acetylene cutting/welding, and MIG welding equipment to repair and form body panels and other automotive and bus parts.
  • Applies body fillers; sands, and paints, as appropriate.
  • Welds and rivets body parts, as needed.
  • Locates and repairs leaks at seams and beading.
  • Operates forklifts, overhead cranes, hydraulic lifts, hoists and jacks, and tugs used for pulling disabled buses.
  • Communicates and consults with District staff from Transportation, Maintenance, and Materials.
  • Performs related duties, as required.


A minimum of one year as a skilled professional Body Repair Mechanic in a body shop specializing in heavy-duty body and fender repair. For INTERNAL CANDIDATES: successful completion of an auto body related certificate of achievement, or equivalent, from an accredited community college, vocational or technical school. Candidates must be able to demonstrate knowledge and ability to safely perform the functions of the job.

Additional Requirements:
(1) Must pass a performance test of requisite skills, including the use of a plasma cutter, and MIG welding. (2) Must possess, or obtain and maintain all tools necessary to perform the functions of the classification. (3) Must pass a physical examination regarding the ability to use a respirator.

A Certificate of training in MIG welding and/or ASE certification in automotive body repair. Three (3) years experience as a skilled professional Body Repair Mechanic.

Education: Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade


Physical Requirements:
Must possess the physical condition necessary to perform the following on a frequent or continual basis: stand, transport oneself from station to station in a large maintenance facility, safely access service bays, sit while reviewing or preparing work orders and other paperwork, bend, squat, stoop, turn, climb, kneel, twist, perform simple and power grasping, push, pull, perform fine hand and finger manipulations, safely lift and carry heavy objects weighing up to seventy (70) lbs., and use appropriate lifting equipment and techniques for heavier items.


All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District’s Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.

The Selection Process:
The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is “Continuous,” it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records up to and throughout the recruitment process. Finalists will be placed on a ranked Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records.

Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment:
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has implemented a requirement that requires all candidates for District employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the District, subject to limited exceptions. AC Transit adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths.

As such, candidates seeking District employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.

ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace:
The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call the Recruitment/Employment Administrator at (510) 891-4783, or TDD (800) 448-9790 for the hearing impaired.

The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.

In accordance with federal requirements, all job applicants selected for appointments in this safety sensitive position are subject to pre employment drug and alcohol testing. A final job applicant will be tested for five prohibited drugs: Cocaine, PCP, Amphetamines, Marijuana and Opiates. During employment, employees holding safety sensitive positions are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, in the event of an absence of more than 90 days from a safety sensitive position, pre-employment drug testing will be performed.

Equal Opportunity Employer